Gary Bauer / January 24, 2023

Car-a-Lago Continues

The FBI found classified documents dating back to Biden’s days in the Senate.

There was breaking news over the weekend that yet another search of Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home turned up even more classified documents. But there were two big differences between this disclosure and the previous disclosures.

First, this search was conducted not by Biden’s personal lawyers, but by the FBI. That fact suggests, as even CNN noted, “an escalation of the probe into the president’s handling of classified documents.”

Second, they found classified documents dating back to Biden’s days in the Senate!

These classified documents aren’t just five or six years old, but at least 15 years old! How long has Joe Biden been pilfering classified information? And how did he smuggle classified documents out of the Senate?

This latest revelation suggests that in addition to being a serial liar, Biden might also be a classified kleptomaniac! Who knows what else he has stolen and where it might be hidden!

Which brings me to another disturbing revelation from the weekend. As a result of this latest discovery, the FBI is now reportedly thinking about searching Biden’s Rehoboth, Delaware, beach house.

Yes, you read that correctly. Evidently, Biden’s famous beach house hasn’t been searched yet — but they’re “thinking” about it.

Other than being further evidence of corruption and a possible cover-up, I have no idea how that is even possible. Once classified documents were initially found at the Penn Biden Center, every Biden office and every Biden residence should have been thoroughly searched!

Biden’s Wilmington home was searched multiple times and it never once occurred to anyone at the White House, the Department of Justice, the FBI, or the National Archives to search Biden’s beach house?! The politicization of federal law enforcement could not be more obvious.

And while it wouldn’t be surprising if the beach house is stuffed to the rafters with top secret documents, we shouldn’t be surprised if nothing is found. Biden has had two months now to clean it up!

No Regrets

Biden has told us over and over how careful he is with classified information. When this scandal first broke, Biden insisted, “People know I take classified information seriously.” (He should have dropped “seriously” from that sentence.) Late last week, he declared, “There’s nothing there. I have no regrets.”

Why would he? He’s gotten away with lying for decades. Why would he worry now?

Biden may not be worried, but polling indicates that the vast majority of Americans are concerned. And they should be.

Additional reporting indicates that the classified documents found at the Penn Biden Center did not go there directly from the Obama White House. They were stored for some time at a “transition office” located in Washington, D.C.‘s, Chinatown neighborhood until the Penn Biden Center opened.

Who had access to those classified documents during that time? We’re not entirely certain.

But we do know that the woman who supervised the packing and transport of these documents, Kathy Chung, was personally recommended to Joe Biden by Hunter Biden as someone the Biden family could trust.

What exactly is Hunter’s relationship to Kathy Chung? Who recommended Chung to Hunter? We know Chinese communists recommended at least one of Hunter’s secretaries to him. (Chung, by the way, currently works for Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.) Feel better?

Klain’s Out

Longtime Biden confidant Ron Klain is leaving his post as Chief of Staff. Klain, often referred to as “Biden’s brain,” has worked with Biden for decades, since he served as general counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the late 80s and early 90s. He also served as then-Vice President Biden’s chief of staff in Obama’s first term.

Klain was a top adviser to Biden’s 2020 campaign, and I wouldn’t be surprised if his departure from the White House now is merely the first step toward Klain leading up Biden’s reelection efforts.

In the meantime, the White House announced that COVID-19 Coordinator Jeff Zients will replace Klain as White House chief of staff.

Zients is a perfect replacement. Last year, he predicted “a winter of severe illness and death,” and will undoubtedly continue the left’s fearmongering on every issue.

If Democrats aren’t telling you that COVID will kill us all, they’re trying to convince you that climate change will burn the planet. And if you somehow manage to survive the planet burning, roving gangs of white supremacists will get you as America slouches toward “Jim Crow 2.0” or something horrible and nasty.

The Democrat Party has gone from FDR’s “we have nothing to fear but fear itself,” to offering nothing except fear!

“Extraordinary Measures”

As you know, the United States government hit its debt ceiling limit late last week. The Treasury Department is now taking “extraordinary measures” to prevent a default. It can continue these “extraordinary measures” for several months.

That means we’re heading toward a debt ceiling showdown, and, so far, neither side is backing down.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy says no responsible parent would allow a child to keep maxing out his credit card while demanding a higher limit. But President Biden is refusing to negotiate. (Remember that when the media tries to blame House Republicans for a fiscal crisis.)

There’s a small glimmer of hope for a potential breakthrough, but I’m not holding my breath that House Republicans by themselves can force major spending reforms.

Meanwhile, some Biden officials and congressional Democrats are floating the idea of preventing a default crisis by minting a $1 trillion platinum coin.

At first glance this may sound insane. That’s because it is. Thankfully, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that the Federal Reserve would never go along with that, mainly because it would actually create a crisis.

Minting $1 trillion coins does not solve a debt crisis. And if it could, why not create 10 $1 trillion coins? Better yet, just mint 100 $1 trillion coins and cancel all income taxes! If it’s that easy to create money, then why is the government taking ours?

This bizarre notion is behind the left’s latest crazy idea known as modern monetary theory.

Unfortunately, it’s essentially what the left has been doing on a smaller scale with its massive COVID bailouts and big spending bills. From the American Recovery Act to the Inflation Reduction Act, a trillion dollars here and a trillion dollars there — Biden and his Democrat allies in Congress may as well have minted platinum coins with each act!

Modern monetary theory suggests that the government can do this as long as it wants for as much as it wants with little to no impact on inflation. It makes the federal government the ultimate “cryptocurrency.” But it’s fiat money, made up money.

It would be a total disaster if ever fully implemented with $1 trillion coins because the fraud would be too obvious to too many people.

But at some point, as the debt continues to pile up, you run the risk of more and more people realizing that the money in their pockets, in their bank accounts and in their retirement accounts is virtually worthless. They may rush to dump their dollars and grab anything that has some real value.

Censoring History

Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a speech Sunday that raised a lot of eyebrows.

While speaking on the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Harris quoted from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. She talked about the promise of liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as if happiness is obtained by destroying an innocent life.

But Harris omitted the Declaration’s promise that we are all endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to life.

Harris’s omission wasn’t a mistake or the result of sloppy speechwriting. It’s another example of the left editing the Declaration of Independence and censoring our history right before our eyes.

Barack Obama routinely omitted references to our Creator when he quoted the Declaration of Independence. Joe Biden couldn’t even remember the words.

But the sad reality is that the American left is at war with the founding ideas of our constitutional Republic. America is built on the idea that freedom comes from God, not government. The founders believed that without the right to life all other rights are meaningless.

This really is a big deal, my friends. Twisting the normal meaning of words and rewriting history are hallmarks of a totalitarian society.

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